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Queensland Premier Newman will retain Queensland’s ban on uranium mining

Newman resists calls to lift uranium ban, Brisbane Times, June 13, 2012 Queensland will take note of calls to change its stance on uranium if the prime minister takes up the cause, Premier Campbell Newman says. Federal Resources Minister Martin Ferguson today urged Queensland to lift its mining ban..

…. But Mr Newman intends to keep his promise to the electorate not to mine uranium. “Our position hasn’t changed, we have no plans to mine uranium,” he told reporters in Brisbane. But the premier says he’d be interested in hearing the view of the wider federal government. “I’m interested particularly on what the prime minister’s position is, will she support it as well?” he said…..
Australian Conservation Foundation uranium campaigner Dave Sweeney says Mr Ferguson is out of touch with community opinion, and that of Mr Newman.
“During the campaign Mr Newman said, ‘the LNP has made it crystal clear that we have no plans to approve the development of uranium in Queensland’,” he said. Mr Sweeney called on Mr Ferguson to focus on reviewing and improving
the performance of the existing Australian uranium industry.

June 14, 2012 - Posted by | politics, Queensland

1 Comment »

  1. It seems to me that the news reporting is not correct. Newman has said or at lest it has been said by others that the Liberals have no plans with respect to uraniun mining. What does this mean, it means that they do not have any plans, it does not mean that there is an uranium ban. My view is that urtanium mining is coming and the Government will react once the economics are but on the table.

    Bill Borden, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


    Comment by Bill Borden | June 18, 2012 | Reply

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